According to several audience members at Wednesday’s taping of ABC’s "The View," President Barack Obama drew a blank when asked about Snooki, the poof-haired cast member of MTV’s "Jersey Shore," reports the New York Daily News.
"I’m sorry, I don’t know who that is," Obama said when he was asked about her.
Still, he’d used her as a punchline for a joke at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in May, the story says. His joke: "This next provision is called the Jersey Shore-Up. It reads: The following individuals shall be excluded from the indoor tanning tax within this bill – Snooki, J-WOWW, the Situation, and House Minority Leader John Boehner." (Guess his joke-writers know who Snooki is, of course.)
Obama also said on the show that he wasn’t attending Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, joking that having two presidents there would cause the Secret Service to "unwrap all the gifts." The interview will be broadcast on Thursday.